Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Guess Who's Four Months Old Today!

Melanie is now four months old today!! She had her 4 month checkup yesterday. She is 16 lbs. 8 oz. and 25 1/2 inches long. Her head is now 17 inches, but still not as big as Anne's was when she was born (18 inches)!! :) She has started putting her hands in her mouth and is starting to grasp objects. She also "talks" quite a bit. I think she already knows that she's going to have to start talking now to be heard with two other sisters! :)

Melanie is definitely a Mommy's girl! Andy kept her for me while I went grocery shopping this afternoon. He's home recovering from gall bladder surgery, but returns to work on Monday. Then this evening she was in the nursery while I was in choir practice. When we got home Andy gave her a bottle so that I could eat dinner. She hadn't had a nap all evening, and I think she spent the whole time in the nursery crying. I thought she would have fallen asleep while drinking her last bottle, but I guess she just wanted to make sure she spent some quality time with Mommy. I put her on my lap and she started talking quite a bit inspite of how tired she was. So I took the opportunity to video her babbling. Needless to say, as soon as I put her on my shoulder she was out!!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Just Making Some Comparisons!

It's just now midnight, and I should be in bed already. Unfortunately late night is the only time I have to myself right now. Anyway, I was procrastinating going to bed by looking through pictures on my laptop, and I came across these similar pictures. It's always amazing how fast babies grow. She is now getting into 6-9 month clothes. They are a little long in the sleeves, but great in the length. Melanie is starting to try to reach out and grasp things, laugh, and make more sounds. She'll have her next well baby check up next week.

The first picture was taken just days after she was born. She was asleep in the pack-n-play in the sunporch because she was slightly jaundiced. The second picture was taken around the 3.5 month mark while she slept in her crib. She sleeps on her belly the best.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Isn't He Beautiful!!

I guess since Andy is surrounded by girls, he might as well be one!! LOL!! Anne and Naomi had fun beautifying Andy with all the clips and barretts they could find. Poor Andy. They say that you become a product of your environment. Since Andy lives in a house full of females (even the cat!) I guess it was just a matter of time. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

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Monday, February 4, 2008

Melanie's New Best Friend

Melanie has finally managed to get her fist into her mouth! This is something she's been working on for the past few days. Thankfully she has never sucked her thumb--not that we would let her. :) I'm sure it won't be long before she is putting other things in her mouth. Right now I'm happy it's just her fist. :)

Calgon story update: All is well in our house once again. Anne ended up getting the flu a couple of days after Naomi. Now we just have some lingering coughs, but that is mild compared to what they went through this past week. I'm so thankful that Melanie and I never got sick! God is good! Now we just have to get through Andy's gall bladder issues. Thankfully he hasn't had anymore attacks. He has a consultation with a Dr. on Feb. 12 about gall bladder surgery. I hear that the gall bladder is the new appendix! LOL!
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